Lunchbox & Thermos, Sesame Street, 1983

Summary

The first pictorial lunchboxes, introduced in 1950, featured Hopalong Cassidy. Since then, generations of children have proudly sported pictorial images of their favorite television shows on the sides of their school lunchboxes. Sesame Street, featuring favorite characters Bert and Ernie, is the long-running children's television show that was the first to use educational goals and curriculum to shape its content.

The first pictorial lunchboxes, introduced in 1950, featured Hopalong Cassidy. Since then, generations of children have proudly sported pictorial images of their favorite television shows on the sides of their school lunchboxes. Sesame Street, featuring favorite characters Bert and Ernie, is the long-running children's television show that was the first to use educational goals and curriculum to shape its content.

Artifact

Lunchbox

Date Made

1983

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

99.12.17

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Plastic

Dimensions

Height: 7.25 in  (lunchbox)

Width: 8 in  (lunchbox)

Length: 3.75 in  (lunchbox)

Height: 6 in  (thermos)

Diameter: 3.375 in  (thermos)

Height: 1.75 in  (cup)

Diameter: 3.313 in  (cup)

Height: 1.25 in  (stopper)

Diameter: 2.875 in  (stopper)

Inscriptions

lunchbox: SESAME STREET / ALADDDIN INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED; / NASHVILLE, TENN.,U.S.A.37210 / 1983 Muppers, Inc.All Rights Reserved 1983 Children's Television Workshop thermos:THE SEASONS OF / SESAME STREET / Aladdin / KEEPS HOT...KEEPS COLD / PATENT INFORMATION ON REQUEST / STOPPER NO37 CUP / NO.112/CAPACITY APPROX. 8 U.S. OUNCES (227 ml.) / ALLADIN INDUSTRIES, INC.NASHVILLE, TENN. 37210 U.S.A. cup:Aladdin

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